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Risinger, C. Frederick – 1993
This document discusses several aspects of teaching about religion in the public schools. While religion is an important element in many areas of literature, art, and music, the social studies, especially history and civics, provide the best opportunity for including religion in the curriculum. Teaching about religion in public schools is examined…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Court Litigation, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational History
Ladenburg, Thomas – 1988
This unit for teaching U.S. history was designed to help students understand, appreciate, and analyze the magnitude of the Founders' creation. It permits them to understand issues confronting the Founders in 1787, to become involved in the process of resolving these issues, to comprehend the actual solutions developed by the Founders, and to…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, History Instruction, Secondary Education, Slavery
Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore. – 1990
This resource guide has been designed to assist teachers and students in the study of key U.S. Supreme Court cases. Each of the 93 cases listed includes a presentation of the facts, issue, and decision of the Court. Twenty-five commonly used textbooks were analyzed to determine the extent to which they cited the Supreme Court cases. No text cited…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Content Analysis
Mann, Sheilah, Ed.; Harrison, Cynthia, Ed. – This Constitution, 1991
This issue of "this Constitution" is devoted to commemorating the bicentennial of the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution. Materials include: "A Chronology of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights in the United States" (Herman Belz); "Constitutional Power to Enforce Individual Rights: The Legacy of McCulloch v.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation
Schechter, Stephen L., Ed. – 1985
This collection of essays is intended for both the general reader and the specialist and is designed to provide the basic elements needed for an introductory survey and a reference aid to the role of New York State in the adoption of the federal Constitution. The collection is organized into five sections: theory, history, materials, people and…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Educational Resources, Political Science
Schechter, Stephen L., Ed.; Bernstein, Richard B., Ed. – 1990
This document presents learning materials designed to support school and community activities dealing with the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, and particularly with New York State's role in the nation's constitutional history. The following materials concerning school and community activities are included: "'Congress Shall Make No…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Programs, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
Routier, Wanda J. – 1992
This practicum was designed to develop a national model for teaching students with deafness or hearing impairments about their legal rights and responsibilities. The model included implementing a law-related education curriculum specifically written for students with deafness or hearing impairments, addressing their needs in legal knowledge and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Rights, Curriculum Development
Patrick, John J. – 1993
This paper contends that the issues of constitutional government debated during the founding of the United States should be in the core curriculum of any school that seeks to educate students to become responsible citizens of a constitutional democracy. For purposes of teaching students, the issues debated by founding-era political thinkers can be…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Democratic Values, Political Science
Gallagher, Arlene F., Ed. – 1991
This book summarizes itself as "A collection of excerpts from children's literature on themes related to the United States Constitution scripted in Readers Theatre format for elementary school students." It is based upon the belief that an integrated curriculum that correlates content and skills is most appropriate at the elementary…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. – 1993
This document from the Virginia Department of Education reports on a project to enable public schools to meet requirements of two laws. The first law required public schools to emphasize instruction on the documents of Virginia and United States history and government. The second requested that all public schools be urged to display copies of the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 11, Grade 5
Richards, Margaret – 1992
In recognition of the needs of adults whose native languages are other than English or who possess minimal literacy skills in English, the National Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights gave a grant to the Literacy Volunteers of Washington County, Rhode Island for tutors to develop lessons on the Bill of…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials
National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Public Programs. – 1993
This publication is intended for teachers bringing a class to visit the National Archives in Washington, D.C., for a workshop on primary documents. The National Archives serves as the repository for all federal records of enduring value. Primary sources are vital teaching tools because they actively engage the student's imagination so that he or…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, History Instruction
National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Public Programs. – 1993
This publication is intended for teachers bringing a class to visit the National Archives in Washington, D.C., for a workshop on primary documents. The National Archives serves as the repository for all federal records of enduring value. Primary sources are vital teaching tools because they actively engage the student's imagination so that he or…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, History Instruction
Schott, James C. – 1991
This booklet is part of a series of units designed to encourage students to take positions on issues of religious freedom. In an introductory section, the document provides background information on the series and on the history of religious freedom in the United States, then explains how students should approach the issues raised in the text. The…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Johnson, Earl, Jr., Ed. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1994
This special theme issue of "Update on Law-Related Education""tells about the past, present, and future of equal legal representation for all in our society." It is dedicated to the history and heroes of legal aid for the poor and the need to further that cause if the United States hopes to achieve equal justice for all. In his…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Elementary Secondary Education
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